This site details my personal interests, projects, and thoughts.



My projects
CNC machining
AC power generation using regular asynchronous (induction) motors
Wind power generation
Analog computer
Fluidyne engine
PIC microcontrollers
PC boot loader
Simple 4 transistor square wave and pulse function generator
Home wiring as receiving antenna



My thoughts

Artificial Intelligence



Other stuff of some interest

Mini Gnuplot tutorial
Mini Python tutorial
Mini ImageMagick tutorial
Regenerative radio receiver connections



Interesting quotes

"Simplicity doesn't mean backwardness." - Alexander Yakovlev, Soviet aircraft designer

"... in three to eight years we will have a machine with the general intelligence of an average human being ... The machine will begin to educate itself with fantastic speed. In a few months it will be at genius level and a few months after that its powers will be incalculable ..." - Marvin Minsky, LIFE Magazine, November 20, 1970

"A man with no enemies is a man with no character." - Paul Newman

"Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job." - Douglas Adams, "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy"

"An honest god is the noblest work of man.  ... God has always resembled his creators.  He hated and loved what they hated and loved, and he was invariably found on the side of those in power. ... Most of the gods were pleased with sacrifice, and the smell of innocent blood has ever been considered a divine perfume." - Robert G. Ingersoll

"We cannot read the book of God, only the observer's digest." - William Ross Ashby
         
... machines with feedback are not subject to the oft-repeated dictum that machines must act blindly and cannot correct their errors. Such a statement is true of machines without feedback, but not of machines in general ... - William Ross Ashby

"Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity." - nospam007 on Slashdot

Unknown author

"I may be getting older, but I refuse to grow up!"

"An expert is one who knows more and more about less and less until he knows absolutely everything about nothing."

"Don't let your mind wander. It's much too small to be left alone."

"A man without a woman is like a statue without pigeons."

"If you keep your mind open, people will throw a lot of junk into it."



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